Glowing Click Beetle

Location: Key West, Florida
April 30, 2012 9:19 pm
Tonight I saw a one inch long dark colored beetle that had two bioluminescent spots on the top of the carapace (not underneath like a regular firely). It emitted a bright green glow from each of these spots. I saw it flying and then it landed. I ran to get a camera, but it flew away. I have never seen a firefly in Key West.
Signature: Alison

Drawing of a Glowing Click Beetle

Hi Alison,
We suspect you encountered a Glowing Click Beetle in the genus
Deilelater.  Here is the BugGuide information page for your reference.

Sweet, yes it was!!!
I have never seen one before, it was very cool.
THANKS for your reply.

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